Nuzhat Zargar-1st woman contestant after 42 years in Doda

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After a span of 42 years , people of Doda will have a chance to vote for a woman candidate in the Assembly Elections.
Doda is going to polls today under the first phase and Nuzhat Iqbal Zargar is contesting the elections as an Independent candidate from the constituency. The previous woman candidate was in 1972, when Amina Begum had contested the elections from the state as an Independent candidate as well. Zargar is positive about her new innings but feels that in this male-oriented society, her candidature came as a surprise to all. “But now, people are accepting me and it will set a trend for future,” Nuzhat told media. She has served the constituency as an active social worker. Her earlier association was with the NC for a few years and eventually she decided to contest as an Independent. “It is important to have power in your hands to help people during my life. A few months ago, I decided to contest the elections,” she further added.